Songbook - June and July 2019
Dust In The Wind Kansas (Kerry Livgren, 1977)
L'important c'est la rose Gilbert Bécaud (Bécaud, Almade, 1967)
Lost Together Blue Rodeo (Greg Keelor, 1992)
Mrs. Robinson Simon & Garfunkel (Paul Simon, 1968)
The Rose Bette Midler (Amanda McBroom, 1980)



Dust In the Wind
Kansas (Kerry Livgren, 1977)



    Fingerpicking Pattern
A |--X--------------X-------|
E |-----------X-------------|
C |--------X-----------X----|
G |--X-----------X----------|
     1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &  


    Chords for Intro
C   Cmaj7 Cadd9   C     Am   Amadd9 Am6   Am
A |--3--|--2--|--5--|--3--||--3--|--2--|--5--|--3--||
E |--0--|--0--|--0--|--0--||--0--|--0--|--0--|--0--||
C |--0--|--0--|--0--|--0--||--0--|--0--|--0--|--0--||
G |--0--|--0--|--0--|--0--||--2--|--2--|--2--|--2--||


Intro
| [C]   | [C]   | [C]   | [C]   |
| [Am] | [Am] | [Am] | [Am] |   
| [C]   | [C]   | [C]   | [C]   |
| [Am] | [Am] | [Am] | [Am] [G↓] |   

I [C] close [G] my [Am] eyes [Am] ...
[G] Only for a [Dm] moment and a [Am] moment's gone [Am] ...
[C] All [G] my [Am] dreams [Am] ...
[G] pass before my [Dm] eyes a curi- [Am] osity [Am] ...

Chorus
[D] ...Du...[G] ust in the [Am] wind [Am] ...
[D] All we are is [G] dust in the [Am] wind [Am↓] [G↓]

[C] Same [G] old [Am] song [Am] ...
[G] Just a drop of [Dm] water in the [Am] endless sea [Am] ...
[C] All [G] we [Am] do [Am] ...  
[G] crumbles to the [Dm] ground though we re- [Am] fuse to see [Am] ...

Chorus
[D] ...Du...[G] ust in the [Am] wind [Am] ...
[D] All we are is [G] dust in the [Am] wind [Am] ...

Solo (continues from Chorus)
... ...  ... ...   | [G] | [G] | [Dm] | [Dm] | [Am] | [Am] |   
| [Am] | [Am] | [G] | [G] | [Dm] | [Dm] | [Am] | [Am] |   
| [Am] | [Am] | [G] | [G] | [Dm] | [Dm] | [Am] | [Am] |   

Like Intro
| [C]   | [C]   | [C]   | [C]   |
| [Am] | [Am] | [Am] | [Am] |   
| [C]   | [C]   | [C]   | [C]   |
| [Am] | [Am] | [Am] | [Am] [G↓] |   

[C] Don't [G] hang [Am] on [Am] ...
[G] Nothing lasts for- [Dm] ever but the [Am] earth and sky [Am] ...
It [C] slips [G] a-  [Am] way [Am] ...
and [G] all your money [Dm] won't another [Am] minute buy [Am] ...

Chorus
[D] ...Du...[G] ust in the [Am] wind [Am] ...
[D] All we are is [G] dust in the [Am] wind [Am] ...
[D] ...Du...[G] ust in the [Am] wind [Am] ...
[D] Everything is [G] dust in the [Am] wind [Am] ... [Am↓]  



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L'important c'est la rose
Gilbert Bécaud (Bécaud, Almade, 1967)


4/4 | d - D u - u d u |
      1   2 &   & 4 &


Intro
| [C]   | [Csus4] [G7] | [C] | [Csus4] [G7] |

Toi qui [C] marches dans le [C7] vent
Seul dans [F] la trop grande [C] ville
Avec [F] le cafard tran- [C] quille du pa- [Bb] ssant  [G]  
Toi qu'elle [C] a laissé tom- [C7] ber
Pour cou- [F] rir vers d'autres [C] lunes
Pour cou- [F] rir d'autres for- [C] tunes
L'impor- [Bb] tant    [G]  

Chorus
L'impor- [F] tant c'est la [G] rose
L'impor- [Em] tant c'est la [Am] rose
L'impor- [Dm] tant c'est la [G] rose
Crois- [C] moi  [G]  

Toi qui [C] cherches quelque ar- [C7] gent
Pour te [F] boucler la se- [C] maine
Dans la [F] ville tu pro- [C] mènes ton ba- [Bb] llant  [G]  
Casca- [C] deur, soleil cou- [C7] chant
Tu [F] passes devant les [C] banques
Si tu [F] n'es que saltim- [C] banque
L'impor- [Bb] tant    [G]  

Chorus
L'impor- [F] tant c'est la [G] rose
L'impor- [Em] tant c'est la [Am] rose
L'impor- [Dm] tant c'est la [G] rose
Crois- [C] moi  [G]  

Toi, pe- [C] tit, que tes pa- [C7] rents
Ont lai- [F] ssé seul sur la [C] terre
Petit [F] oiseau sans lu- [C] mière, sans prin- [Bb] temps  [G]  
Dans ta [C] veste de drap [C7] blanc
Il fait [F] froid comme en Bo- [C] hème
T'as le [F] coeur comme en ca- [C] rême
Et pour- [Bb] tant    [G]  

Chorus
L'impor- [F] tant c'est la [G] rose
L'impor- [Em] tant c'est la [Am] rose
L'impor- [Dm] tant c'est la [G] rose
Crois- [C] moi  [G]  

L'originale transpose un demi- ton plus haut
Toi pour [C] qui, donnant donnant  [C7]  
J'ai chan- [F] té ces quelques [C] lignes
Comme [F] pour te faire un [C] signe en pa- [Bb] ssant  [G]  
Dis à [C] ton tour mainte- [C7] nant
Que la [F] vie n'a d'impor- [C] tance
Que par [F] une fleur qui [C] danse
Sur le [Bb] temps   [G]  

Chorus
L'impor- [F] tant c'est la [G] rose
L'impor- [Em] tant c'est la [Am] rose
L'impor- [Dm] tant c'est la [G] rose
Crois- [C] moi  [C7]  
L'impor- [F] tant c'est la [G] rose
L'impor- [Em] tant c'est la [Am] rose
L'impor- [Dm] tant c'est la [G] rose
Crois- [C] moi  [C↓]  


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Lost Together
Blue Rodeo (Greg Keelor, 1992)


Down Strums with Accents
4/4 | d d D d d d D d |
      1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

Intro
| [G] [D] | [Em] [D] |
| [G] [D] | [Em]     |

| [G] Strange and [D] beautiful are the | [Em] stars to- [D] night |
| [G] That [D] dance around your | [Em] head |
| [G] In your [D] eyes I see that | [Em] perfect [D] world |
| [G] Hope that [D] doesn't sound too | [Em] weird |

Pre-Chorus
| [C] And I want all the | [D] world to know   [G↓↓↓] |
| [C] ...That [D] your love's all I | [Em] need, all that I |
| [D] need [Dsus4] | [D]...

Chorus
...[Dsus4↓↓] And [D↓↓] if we're | [G] lost [D] |
| [Em] ...Then [C] we are lost to- | [D] gether [Dsus4] |
| [D] [Dsus4↓↓] Yeah [D↓↓] if we're | [G] lost [D] |
| [Em]... [C] We are lost to- | [D] gether [Dsus4] | [D] [Dsus4↓↓] [D↓↓] |

| [G] I stand be- [D] fore, this | [Em] faceless [D] crowd |
| [G] I wonder [D] why, I | [Em] bother   |
| [G] So much con- [D] trolled | [Em] by so [D] few
Stumbling | [G] from one dis- [D] aster, to a- | [Em] nother   |

Pre-Chorus
| [C] I've heard it all so many | [D] times before [G↓↓↓] |
| [C] ...It's all a [D] dream to me | [Em] now, a dream to me |
| [D] now... [Dsus4] | [D]...

Chorus
...[Dsus4↓↓] And [D↓↓] if we're | [G] lost [D] |
| [Em] ...Then [C] we are lost to- | [D] gether [Dsus4] |
| [D] [Dsus4↓↓] Yeah [D↓↓] if we're | [G] lost [D] |
| [Em]... [C] We are lost to- | [D] gether [Dsus4] | [D] [Dsus4↓↓] [D↓↓] |

Instrumental
| [C] | [D] [G↓↓↓] | [C] [D] | [Em] |
| [D] [Dsus4] | [D] [Dsus4↓↓] [D↓↓] |

| [G↓] ... | [G↓] In the [D↓] silence of this | [Em↓] whispered [D↓] night |
| [G↓] I listen [D↓] only to your | [Em↓] breath |
| [G↓] In that [D↓] second of a | [Em↓] shooting [D↓] star
Some- | [G↓] how it [D↓] all makes | [Em↓] sense   |

Pre-Chorus
| [C] And I want all the | [D] world to know   [G↓↓↓] |
| [C] ...That [D] your love's all I | [Em] need, all that I |
| [D] need [Dsus4] | [D]...

Chorus
...[Dsus4↓↓] And [D↓↓] if we're | [G] lost [D] |
| [Em] ...Then [C] we are lost to- | [D] gether [Dsus4] |
| [D] [Dsus4↓↓] Yeah [D↓↓] if we're | [G] lost [D] |
| [Em]... [C] We are lost to- | [D] gether [Dsus4] | [D] [Dsus4↓↓] [D↓↓] |

| [G] [D] | [Em] [D] |
| [G] [D] | [Em↓]


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Mrs. Robinson
Simon & Garfunkel (Paul Simon, 1968)


Swiss Army Strum
| d - D u - u d u |
  1   2 &   & 4 &


Intro
| [E7] | [E7] | [E7] | [E7] |
| [E7] | [E7] | [E7] | [E7] |

| [E7] De de de de | de de de de | de de de de | de | [E7] |
| [A7] Do do do do | do do do do | do | [A7] |
| [D] De de de de | [G] de de de de | [C] de de de de | [Am] de | [Am] |
| [E7] | [E7] | [D] | [D]

Chorus
And here's to   | [G] you, Mrs.   | [Em] Robinson   |
| [G] Jesus loves you   | [Em] more than you will   | [C] know |
| [C] ...whoa whoa | [D] whoa | [D]
God bless you | [G] please, Mrs. | [Em] Robinson |
| [G] Heaven holds a | [Em] place for those who | [C] pray |
| [C] ...Hey hey | [Am] hey, | ... hey hey |
| [E7] hey | [E7] | [E7] | [E7]

We'd | [E7] like to know a | little bit a- | bout you for our | files | [E7]
We'd | [A7] like to help you | learn to help your- | self | [A7] |
| [D7] Look around you | [G] all you see are | [C] sympathetic | [Am] eyes | [Am] |
| [E7] Stroll a- | round the grounds un- | [D] til you feel at | home

Chorus
And here's to   | [G] you, Mrs.   | [Em] Robinson   |
| [G] Jesus loves you   | [Em] more than you will   | [C] know |
| [C] ...whoa whoa | [D] whoa | [D]
God bless you | [G] please, Mrs. | [Em] Robinson |
| [G] Heaven holds a | [Em] place for those who | [C] pray |
| [C] ...Hey hey | [Am] hey, | ... hey hey |
| [E7] hey | [E7] | [E7] | [E7]

| [E7] Hide it in a | hiding place where | no one ever | goes | [E7] |
| [A] Put in your | pantry with your | cupcakes | [A] |
| [D7] It's a little | [G] secret just the | [C] Robinson's af- | [Am] fair | [Am] |
| [E7] Most of | all you've got to | hide it from the | [D] kids

Chorus
Koo koo ka- | [G] choo, Mrs. | [Em] Robinson |
| [G] Jesus loves you | [Em] more than you will | [C] know |
| ... whoa whoa | [D] whoa | [D]
God bless you | [G] please, Mrs. | [Em] Robinson |
| [G] Heaven holds a | [Em] place for those who | [C] pray |
| [C] ...Hey hey | [Am] hey, | ... hey hey |
| [E7] hey | [E7] | [E7] | [E7] |

| [E7] Sitting on a | sofa on a | Sunday after- | noon | [E7] |
| [A7] Going to a | candidates de- | bate | [A7] |
| [D7] Laugh about it | [G] shout about it | [C] when you've got to | [Am] choose | [Am] |
| [E7] Every way you | look at it you'll | [D] lose | [D]

Chorus
Where have you | [G] gone Joe Di- | [Em] Maggio
Our | [G] nation turns its | [Em] lonely eyes to | [C] you, |
| [C] ... woo woo | [D] woo | [D]
What's that you | [G] say Mrs. | [Em] Robinson |   
| [G] Joltin' Joe has | [Em] left and gone a- | [C] way |
| [C] ... Hey hey | [Am] hey, | ...hey hey |
| [E7] hey | [E7] | [E7] | [E7] | [E7↓]

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#Last Updated 7/9/19 JJ
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The Rose
Bette Midler (Amanda McBroom, 1980)


   Fingerpicking           or
_|-M---M---M---M---|      |-R-----R-----R-----R-----|
4|-I---I---I---I---|    12|---M-----M-----M-----M---|
4|---T---T---T---T-|     8|-----I-----I-----I-----I-|
-|-----------------|      |-T-----T-----T-----T-----|
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &          1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3

Some say | [C] love it is a | [G7] river
That | [F] drowns the [G7↓] tender | [C] reed
Some say | [C] love it is a | [G7] razor
That | [F] leads your [G7↓] soul to | [C] bleed
Some say | [Em7] love it is a | [Am] hunger
An | [F] endless aching | [G7] need
I say | [C] love it is a | [G7] flower
And | [F] you [G7↓] its only | [C] seed | [C]

It's the | [C] heart afraid of | [G7] breaking
That | [F] never [G7↓] learns to | [C] dance
It's the | [C] dream afraid of | [G7] waking
That | [F] never [G7↓] takes a | [C] chance
It's the | [Em7] one who won't be | [Am] taken
Who | [F] cannot seem to | [G7] give
And the | [C] soul afraid of | [G7] dying
That | [F] never [G7↓] learns to | [C] live | [C]

When the | [C] night has been too | [G7] lonely
And the | [F] road has [G7↓] been too | [C] long
And you | [C] find that love is | [G7] only
For the | [F] lucky [G7↓] and the | [C] strong
Just re- | [Em7] member in the | [Am] winter
For be- | [F] neath the bitter | [G7] snow
Lies the | [C] seed that with the | [G7] sun's love
In the | [F] spring [G7↓] becomes the | [C] rose | [C] | [C] | [C↓]

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